The Multicultural Center supports students aligning their purpose with personal, academic and career goals by building a culture that fosters cultural competence, diverse learning environments and community building. It is a place where every member of Georgia State University’s diverse community can come and share in the promotion of cross-cultural interaction, awareness, communication, dialogue and mutual learning. Through activities and programs, individuals from various cultures, who may hold different social identities, have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interactions and experiences.
Civic Engagement promotes and encourages community service and service learning opportunities, while enhancing student learning, advancing community development and responding to societal issues and concerns.
Through volunteerism, community service and service learning assistance, Civic Engagement supports community initiatives and leadership opportunities giving students, faculty and staff the ability to serve their communities. Civic Engagement collaborates with many Atlanta area nonprofits within the city’s diverse, community service sector, as well as campus organizations and programs providing students a variety of service opportunities.
Black Student Achievement serves as a liaison among other offices within the Division of Student Affairs and academic departments on topics related to African American students, faculty and staff.
Black Student Achievement provides university wide services and support programming in many areas, such as cultural enrichment, racial awareness, ethnicity, diversity, leadership training and organizational development. To achieve its goals, Black Student Achievement sponsors a number of academic, cultural and social events. Special interest programs address African American and other minority concerns. Black Student Achievement collaborates on many of their programs with other departments within the division in order to meet its goals.
The Panther PRIME (Preparing, Retaining and Investing in Males through Engagement) AAMI program supports the educational and professional aspirations of African American men at Georgia State University. Panther PRIME was developed to help forward the AAMI which is committed to significantly increasing the graduation rates and number of degrees conferred upon African American men in the University System of Georgia.
Panther PRIME is a partnership between the Multicultural Center and the Honors College. The partnership leverages the resources of both areas to provide African American men with identity development, cultural competency and experiential learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, civic engagement, study abroad and post-graduate preparation.
Latinx Student Services & Outreach (LASSO)
Latinx Student Service and Outreach (LASSO) is a unit under the area of Student Retention and Undergraduate Studies at Georgia State University. The primary function of LASSO is to promote an inclusive community that enhances the success of Latino students.
LASSO seeks to recruit, retain, empower, graduate, and advance Latino/Hispanic students at Georgia State. LASSO’s mission is accomplished by offering students support services, mentoring programs, volunteer and outreach opportunities, leadership and career development programs, academic support programs, as well as referral services. LASSO also collaborates with other offices and departments on campus to develop partnerships focused on student learning that compliments the academic, personal, career, social, and cultural development of Latino/Hispanic students.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is an extension of the Multicultural Center and focuses on providing services, resources and intentional support for students identifying as or connecting to LGBTQIQA and varying gender identities. The GSRC provides services including programming, workshops, organizational support and mentoring. Programming and services focus on all identities within the LGBTQIQA and varying gender communities. The GSRC welcomes all faculty, students and staff who would like to serve as allies for the LGBTQIQA and varying gender communities as well, or those with an interest in learning more.
ON-CALL AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY LINE
The on-call after hours emergency line to the Counseling Center staff is 404-413-1640. Please follow the prompts for immediate assistance.
The Counseling Center provides individual counseling sessions, group counseling, couples counseling and mind-body services that are free of charge to enrolled Georgia State University students. Click the button below to learn more about how the center can help you during these times, and throughout your time at Georgia State.
The Dean of Students office provides Conflict Resolution as well as Decision-Making workshops for Georgia State University students. Whether you are attending to enhance your skills or you are required to attend, these workshops will help you manage conflict effectively and identify ways to make better decisions.
Student Victim Assistance offers crisis intervention, advocacy and support for students. Student Victim assistance can assist students to determine their options and provide information related to their experience, even if they have no idea what they need or what they intend to do, which is a normal response to trauma. Students who seek victim assistance services are not obligated to pursue criminal or university charges. Students who would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Student Victim Assistance staff can call 404-413-1965. Staff also are here to help students who have experienced any type of recent or past victimization regain a sense of control over their traumatic experience, so that they may resume their academic and personal pursuits. Student Victim Assistance can help students who know someone who has been victimized or would like to learn more about student victimization.
Office of International Initiatives
The Office of International Initiatives leads the university's efforts to build a campus culture that expands global opportunities where faculty, staff, students, and others in metro Atlanta can collaborate, innovate, and form engaged partnerships with far-reaching impact. The office leads study abroad programs as well as international partnerships and agreements, and International Education Week. The office additionally has more information about the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad, aimed at Pell-eligible students.
As Georgia State's study abroad students reflect the diversity of students attending the university, the Study Abroad Programs Office recognizes that students often self-identify in many different ways and choose which facets of themselves to share (or not to share) while study abroad. The Study Abroad Programs Office has compiled a list of resources for students seeking support, including information for students of color, students with disabilities, students identifying as LGBTQ+, and more.
International Education Week
As a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, the week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange. Colleges, universities, high schools, and organizations are encouraged to host events that celebrate global education and foster cross-cultural understanding.
Women Lead provides undergraduate students access to faculty, research, community partners, leadership skills, networking and strategic career development to encourage them to strive for top leadership positions across various sectors. Beginning in their sophomore year and following them through graduation and beyond, the program engages young women through learning in the classroom, developing mentoring relationships, and organizing and leading programs on campus.